Large statue - Nyamwesi / Nyamwezi - Tanzania

Description
Large statue - Nyamwesi / Nyamwezi - Tanzania
1st half 20th century - Vintage - used with visible signs of wear

74 cm.
Wood.
Former France.
Piece brought back from a photo safari in Eastern Africa - Tanzania / Kenya.

African statues from the Nyamwesi country (Nyamwezi) are unusual. Relatively little is known about them.
They could be representations of ancestors.
This one matches the aesthetic canons of the ethnic group with simplicity of shapes and a certain naivety bringing back to the fundamentals.
Some slightly visible cracks on the legs and foot.
Brown patina.

Shipment within 24 working hours on business days.
Track and trace included.
With acknowledgement of receipt.

Tags: mask, figurine, sculpture, figure, statuette, wood, art, France, Belgium, the Netherlands, USA, Dogon, contemporary, first, primitive, tribal, African, antiquity, artwork, gallery, Picasso, Giacometti, art gallery, African art, cubism.

Lot details
Object
Large statue
Region/ country
Tanzania
Material
Nyamwesi / Nyamwezi
Period
1st half 20th century
Condition
Vintage - used with visible signs of wear
Sold with stand
No
Dimensions
74×0×0 cm
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